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Monday, February 25, 2013

DataONE Summer Internship Program

Data folks interested in spending part of their summer working on intensive data-and-science-related topics can now apply for one of eight open DataONE internship positions. The internships are available to undergraduates, graduates and post-graduates who have received their masters in the last five years, and there are no restrictions on field of study as long as prospective intern's qualifications and interests match a project. Each intern will be paired with a mentor, who does not have to be in the same location or institution. 2013 project titles include:

- Next Generation Data Environment: Semantically-Enabling the DataONE Metadata Environment
- Ontology Mappings in the Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Evaluation of Ontology Coverage for Curation
- Integrating Data Stories into DataONE Education and Community Engagement Products
- Data Policies for Public Participation in Scientific Research
- Bi-level Metadata Registry Development
- PBase: Provenance as a First-class Citizen in DataONE
- Build Fundamental Components for Provenance-aware Model Exploration, Evaluation, and Benchmarking Cyber-infrastructure Prototype
- A Visualization Tool for Provenance in DataONE

More detail about these topics and the internships is available at

Application deadline is March 17th 2013. The internship runs from May 27 - July 26 and interns will receive a stipend of $5,000.

The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is "a virtual organization dedicated to providing open, persistent, robust, and secure access to biodiversity and environmental data, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation."

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